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6 May 1988 (Portugal) See more »
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When Terror Rules, Only One Man Can Break Through.
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American spy Scorpion learns of the KGB capture of The Widow just as she is ready to retire. Later Scorpion gets kidnapped from her hot tub. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Tonny Tulleners ... Steve Woods
Don Murray ... Gifford Leese
Robert Logan ... Gordon Thomas
Allen Williams ... Phil Keller

Kathryn Daley ... Jackie Wielmon
Ross Elliott ... Sam Douglas

John Anderson ... Neal G. Koch

Bart Braverman ... Mehdi
Tom McFadden ... Lt. Woodman (as Thom McFadden)
Billy Hayes ... Wolfgang Stoltz
Adam Pearson ... Jack Devlin
Ari Barak ... Hanis
Adam Ageli ... Faued #1

John Lazar ... Faued #2
Pamela Jean Bryant ... Flight attendant
Lisa Pontrelli ... Leese's secretary
Joseph Whipp ... Leese's aide
Stephen Riead ... Young Steve
Thomas Riead ... Young Phil

Jack Lightsy ... Police guard #1
Keela Wright ... Police guard's wife
Douglas Joho ... Leese's guard
Gloria Thomas ... Leese's maid
Michael J. Epps ... Police guard #2
William Moy ... Police guard #3
William Griffith ... Dist. Atty. George Cauffman
Tom Cassell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nabawa Abou-Seif ... Victim
Louis Alexander ... Male patron
Pat Bishop ... Cab driver
Tom Bowen
Richard Bravo ... Tough guy
Kim Capone
More Carmen ... Ticket agent
Tom Cassel ... Deputy
Taia Chard ... Hotel clerk
Kamealoha Peter Clark
Vivian Patrick ... Dr. Ghy's secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
William Riead 
 
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William Riead 

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William Riead .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sean Murray 
 
Film Editing by
Gigi Coello-Bannon 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ron Simonson .... second assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Wayne Beauchamp .... special effects coordinator
 
Stunts
Steve Davis .... stunts (as Steve Davis)
Dragon Majailovic .... stunts
Val Mijailovic .... stunts (as Val Majailovic)
Dar Robinson .... stunt coordinator
Dar Robinson .... stunts (uncredited)
 

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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Oh Scorpion, Where Is Thy Sting?, 25 July 2011
Author: lemon_magic from Wavy Wheat, Nebraska

Somewhere in the lackluster shell of this boring, undistinguished movie is a much better movie trying to get out. Oh, wait...that better movie is "Bullitt", which was already a classic, so this movie is entirely superfluous.

It's weird how all these "Crown International Picture" action releases make me long for the days of Cannon/Golan-Globus, who may have made this kind of genre action/martial arts movie with their frontal lobes firmly stuck in "neutral", but at least knew how to pace their scenes and pack them with delirious, cheesy silliness.

There are some decent individual performances here especially from the actor who plays the hero's partner. There are even some good setups and some nice framing shots.But the lead can't carry the movie. Think Chuck Norris without the charisma, and you've got poor Tonny T. He's not a complete stiff, but he's in over his head, and the director can't seem to help him. I feel bad for the guy - whatever potential he had, this movie buried his chances of ever improving as an actor.

Throw in some king size plot holes, some badly choreographed action sequence and some major failures of common sense in the screen play, add some leaden pacing and clinker ridden dialog, and you're left with an extremely forgettable movie.

Don't bother with "Scorpion" unless you are desperate for a movie fix.

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